The other 99%

This time last year I was reading Tim Ferriss‘ book The 4-Hour Workweek. I’ve already quoted Seth Godin and Shakti Gawain on this blog so far and all three of these folks are found in very different aisles at the bookstore. I’m continually fascinated by the convergence of ideas across fields. It’s really a great reminder to keep an open mind and read widely.

Tim has a ton of inspiring and motivating things to say. Today I wanted to share these treasures:

 “Uncertainty and the prospect of failure can be very scary noises in the shadows. Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”

And yet…

“It’s lonely at the top. 99% of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things. So they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for ‘realistic’ goals, paradoxically make them the most time- and energy-consuming…”

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